Look For Opportunities in the Commodity Space as Prices Pull Back

Commodities have had a strong performance this year. However, prices in everything from gold and silver to base metals have pulled back in the past few weeks. For investors interested in the long-term opportunity in the commodity space, it may be close to a buying point. That’s because the slight pullback in commodity prices has hit many commodity stocks even harder. With many of these stocks now in a correction off their recent highs, it may be time to buy. One potential ...
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Don’t Overlook AI Opportunities That Extend to Hardware

The best returns in the AI space have come from semiconductor designers and manufacturers. However, that’s just part of the hardware needed for AI programs to succeed. Investors have started to branch out, rewarding companies that make power distribution systems and  server racks. That’s still just scratching the surface. New devices will be needed to best utilize AI systems, and building out the next generation of technology will expand the hardware investment opportunities even further. One such opportunity might be in Corning ...
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Creativity Will Win in the Next Phase of the AI Rollout

The first phase of the AI rollout was centered around generative AI. This is simply a prompt that users could provide questions to, and receive information from a database. Now, AI is already rapidly improving. One major change is the rise of better prompting. These tools can allow creative workers to generate images, and even videos from a prompt, far beyond the level of a text response. It’s also a strong sign for some companies. One big winner that we’ve noted before ...
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This Company Hitting New All-Time Highs Can Keep Going Significantly Higher

Usually, when a company breaks to new all-time highs, it’s likely going to trend higher for some time later. That’s especially true when a company can point to a positive trend such as growing earnings, a new product, or a new partnership. Investors who typically might not be interested in a great company at all-time highs can carve out an exception when a great company has made it clear their business is on the rise. That looks like the case with Oracle ...
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Slow and Steady Wins the Investment Race for This Type of Stock

Some stocks are cyclical, and have big moves within a short period of time. But when the cycle turns, a big winner can become a big market loser. Other companies tend to perform well steadily. While they may not be the market leader, over time, slow-and-steady stocks can compound into big winners. Investors looking for investment opportunities now will want to hold a mix of both to best profit from market trends. One slow and steady investment is insurance companies. These companies ...
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This Payment Giant’s Position Isn’t Threatened – Yet

Companies have to contend with competition. That’s a good thing. Competition means similar services, often with new features that customers demand. Or it can mean lower prices. When one company announces a new product that directly competes with an existing service somewhere else, shares may take a dive. The extent and length of the drop depends on how credible a new offering is at displacing existing customers. For instance, Apple (AAPL) is working on ways to improve its payment system, Apple Pay ...
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Trends In the Chip Space Point to Further Gains for this Industry Giant

Investors in the chip space have fared well over the past year and a half. Soaring interest in AI technologies bodes well for any designer and manufacturer of semiconductor stocks. Within that space, some companies have done better than others. What really matters for investors is finding which companies can continue to trend higher from here, and even become the leading play in the space. For semiconductor stocks, the real story is insatiable chip demand. And that means that manufacturing plays could ...
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Buy Great Companies Ahead of Growing Earnings

Big companies can often go in and out of favor with the market. But companies that underperform tend to catch up over time. And investors who have been disappointed with such a company will be happy when that outperformance occurs. Many stocks are still underperforming. In a market that’s driven by news about AI developments, that’s no surprise. But it also means that today’s buyers can get a relative value in non-AI parts of the market. Defense contractors are one such play ...
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